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In late 2021, Capital One opened its first lounge at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Now, nearly two years later, the second Capital One lounge finally opened at Washington-Dulles (IAD) on September 7, 2023. It offers food, drinks, design features, and art from local businesses.
Although it's just the second location, Capital One has plans for several further lounge expansions in the future.
So what are these new lounges? And how do you get in? In this guide, we take a look at Capital One Lounges, what they offer, where to find them, and how to access them.
Basics of Airport Lounges
Airport lounges are exclusive facilities located within an airport and typically require some kind of membership to enter. Some lounges also offer day passes to any travelers willing to pay for one-time access. Airport lounges offer more comfortable seating, feature unique amenities, and provide travelers with a more enjoyable space away from the hustle and bustle of the airport.
Any traveler can access Capital One Lounges. However, select Capital One credit cards offer travelers complimentary or discounted access. Here is an overview of the Capital One Lounge access policy:
|Membership||Pricing & Guest Policy|
|Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card and Capital One Venture X Business cardholders||Complimentary Access, first two guests included. Each additional guest is $45.|
|Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card and Capital One Spark Miles for Business cardholders||Access at no cost twice per year then $45 per visit. All guests are $45 each.|
|Other Capital One cardholders and all other travelers||$65 per individual with no guests.|
If you plan on making routine trips to Capital One Lounges, the Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card and Capital One Venture X Business are the best options. However, if you only plan on making a few visits a year to Capital One Longes, both the Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card and the Capital One Spark Miles for Business should have you covered.
Capital One Lounge Locations
The first Capital One Lounge location opened in Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) on November 4, 2021. Over the past two years, this lounge has grown increasingly popular as more travelers have found out about it — sometimes leading to waiting lists to get in.
Now, the second Capital One lounge opened its doors in Washington D.C.'s Dulles Airport (IAD) on September 7, 2023. This lounge is open from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern Time.
Additional locations are expected to open their doors sometime in 2023. Here is an overview of current and future Capital One Lounges:
|Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), Capital One Lounge||Terminal D, near D22||Open|
|Washington Dulles (IAD), Capital One Lounge||Main Terminal, Just past the security checkpoint||Open|
|Denver International Airport (DEN), Capital One Lounge||Concourse A, Mezzanine Level||Future Location, Opening in 2023|
|New York-LaGuardia (LGA), Capital One Landing Lounge||Terminal B, Post-security, TBD||Future Location, Opening in 2023|
|Washington National (DCA), Capital One Landing Lounge||Terminal 2, Concourse D||Future Location, Opening in 2023|
Capital One Lounge Features
In recent years, there has been a push among lounge operators to make each location unique with locally inspired decor and amenities. Capital One Lounges are no different, with each lounge offering a slightly different selection of amenities.
That being said, here are the amenities guests can expect at Capital One Lounges:
- High-speed Wi-Fi
- Grab-and-go food
- Tableside dining
- Fully-stocked bar
- Coffee bar
- Quiet work zones with desks and outlets
- Quiet rooms for napping and relaxing
- Luggage lockers
- Exercise rooms with Peloton bikes and yoga mats
- Family rooms with play areas for children
- Nursing/breastfeeding rooms
- Multi-faith rooms
Capital One Landing
Capital One had previously announced plans to add just two new lounge locations at Washington-Dulles and Denver International Airport. However, in late 2022, this was expanded with the announcement of “Landing” lounges at Washington National (DCA) and New York-LaGuardia (LGA). The Capital One Landing is a new lounge concept centered around a premium dining experience.
While less is known about the upcoming Capital One Landing lounges, these lounges are likely to have fewer amenities compared to standard Capital One Lounges. Instead, Capital One Landing lounges will be more of a restaurant-style lounge space.
The ability to access all of the Centurion Lounge locations is a major selling point of The Platinum Card® from American Express. Now, other card issuers are starting to venture (pun intended) into airport lounges for their premium cardholders.
Capital One's first lounge operates in Terminal D at Dallas–Fort Worth, and the second location is just past PreCheck in the Main Terminal at Washington-Dulles. Additional lounge locations are set to open in 2023. Once this first round of lounges is open, Capital One will certainly be much more competitive in the airport lounge space.
Have you visited the Capital One Lounge at DFW yet? Will you be passing through IAD soon to check out this new location? Let us know your thoughts.
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